Charlie Peppiatt joined Stadium as Group Operations Director in October 2011 from Laird plc, a FTSE 250 global electronics company. He was appointed CEO of Stadium in June 2013. Charlie was formerly Vice President of Global Operations for Laird Technologies with operational responsibility for a division with turnover of USD$400m and 6,000 staff covering eleven sites worldwide. During 18 years with Laird plc, Charlie held other senior roles in the USA, Canada, Europe, India and Asia as VP of Operations (Mobile Antenna Systems), General Manager of Laird Technologies Beijing and Shenzhen, Operations Director of LSSD and Managing Director of Intron Ltd.
Joanne Estell is a Chartered Management Accountant and joined Stadium in September 2012 from Survitec Group Ltd, a marine safety and survival equipment manufacturer. Previous to that she was Finance Director of Specialised Businesses for John Crane, the mechanical seals division of Smith Group from 2008-2011. In that role she led the acquisition process of Orion Corporation in the USA, and was responsible for providing a commercially focused finance function and integrating three newly acquired businesses into the Group. Former roles include Financial Controller within the Sealing Solutions Division at Smiths and she began her career in 1996 with hotel and restaurant group Whitbread plc.
Nick Brayshaw was appointed as a non-executive director in April 2005 and Chairman in April 2006. He began his career with Rio Tinto plc and Caradon plc, before being appointed Group Chief Executive of Wagon plc until March 2004. He was an independent member of the Business and Innovation Group Board of the Department of Trade and Industry from 2000 to 2006 and Chairman of the CBI Manufacturing Council from 2003 to 2007. Nick is also Chairman of three private equity-backed companies: Worldmark International Limited, Kee Safety Group Limited and Sentinel Performance Solutions Group Limited.
Chris Gill is a Chartered Accountant and was appointed as a non-executive director in April 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee at Stadium Group. Chris is currently a director at SMD Limited, Walker Filtration Limited and Banks Group Limited; previous roles include Finance Director of Wellstream Holdings plc, Finance Director at Domnick Hunter Group plc and a number of senior international finance roles at Black and Decker.
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